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Slingsby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Slingsby, a village and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire, with a station on the Thirsk and Malton section of the N.E.R., ti miles W by N of New Malton. There is a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, railway station. Acreage, 2570; population, 526. The manor belonged anciently to the Mowbray and Hastings families, and belongs now to the Earl of Carlisle. Slingsby Castle was founded about the end of the llth century by the Mowbrays, was rebuilt by Sir Charles Cavendish, brother of William Duke of Newcastle, the loyal duke. Sir Charles died in 1653. It is now a massive moated ruin about 120 feet long, 90 feet wide, and 40 feet high. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £348 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Carlisle. The church was rebuilt in 1869 by Admiral Howard of Castle Howard, at a cost of £5000, and is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a tower, and contains some stained glass memorial windows, and a mutilated effigy of a knight. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSlingsby All Saints 
Poor Law unionMalton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO62
Post TownYork